Space Fortress

In this ongoing series of studies, the CogWorks lab is interested in studying the complex interleaving between perception, attention, memory, and motor control at appoximately the 100-300 millisecond time scale. Space Fortress is a more-complicated-than-it-looks video game that cognitive scientists have studied for decades, and makes for an ideal task environment to study this intricate choreography.

In this video, a cognitive model written in the ACT-R cognitive architecture is playing the game, in an effort to answer John Anderson's call to span seven orders of temporal magnitude in a single cognitive model.